Updated: March 2, 2012, 2:03 AM ET
LeBron James 13-22 FG | 10-12 FT | 11 REB | 6 AST | 38 PTS | +8

It was a two-man show from the beginning as LeBron and Dwyane Wade shot 12 of the team's first 13 shots. Stepping in for Chris Bosh, LeBron thrived in his cameo as a screening Karl Malone. There's no doubt: Something about the Rose Garden brings the absolute best out of LeBron.

Dwyane Wade 12-23 FG | 9-11 FT | 2 REB | 10 AST | 33 PTS | +13

Wade played like a man possessed in the second quarter. Step-backs, post-ups, finger-rolls, Euro-steps ... you name it, he did it. Wade didn't step off the gas until the Blazers surrendered. The music that he made with LeBron was a sweet melody for Heat fans.

Chris Bosh

Chris Bosh is out for two games due to a death in the family. Shane Battier replaced him in the starting lineup.

Udonis Haslem 5-12 FG | 1-1 FT | 14 REB | 0 AST | 11 PTS | +10

With Bosh sidelined, Erik Spoelstra gave Shane Battier the nod for the starting gig but that might have lit a fire under Haslem. He came out gobbling up boards like they were going out of style. This is why the Heat gave him a five-year deal; starter's production whenever they need it.

Portland Trail Blazers

That got out of hand quickly. The Heat were off for a week and it looked like the Blazers might take advantage with LaMarcus Aldridge underneath. Then the Heat clamped down and the Blazers couldn't combat the LeBron-Wade assault. The Blazers got embarrassed on their home court, something the Heat have made a habit of doing to their opponents recently.

Grades by Tom Haberstroh


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